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Water for Food Institute releases 2014 conference proceedings

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Lincoln, Neb., — The Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska has released the proceedings from the 2014 Water for Food Global Conference, which was held in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place at the conference surrounding the theme, “Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales.”

The report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place at the conference surrounding the theme, “Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales.”

During the sixth annual conference, more than 250 practitioners, scholars, farmers and thought leaders from 23 countries convened to explore the many promises and challenges of using data to transform agricultural water management for large and smallholder farmers around the world.

Conference topics included; exploring how funding organizations use data to select and evaluate programs, as well as how those efforts are fostering the adoption of technology in low-income countries; how the private sector uses data to guide research and development decisions and measure the successes of their products; how local data collection can be enhanced to benefit smallholder farmers; using climate data to improve decision-making; the effect of water on public health; the economic implications of water metering, among others.

Download the 2014 conference proceedings: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-DWFI-Proceedings-web.pdf

To request a hard copy of the report, contact Dana Ludvik at dludvik@nebraska.edu or 402.472.9510.

For more information on the conference, visit http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/wff2014.

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The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through improved water management in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world while maintaining the use of water for other human and environmental needs.

The University of Nebraska has invested in four interdisciplinary, University-wide institutes — including the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute — that leverage talent and research-based expertise from across the University of Nebraska system to focus on complex state, national and global challenges.

Learn more at waterforfood.nebraska.edu.

Writer: Dana Ludvik


 
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